AMC Transcript Friday 10/14/05

All My Children Transcript Friday 10/14/05

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Josh: I've got to hand it to you, Erica, your daughter is super hot. And those cheers you hear -- straight guys everywhere ready to party. Kendall, 100%, plays for our team.

Erica: I know my daughter isn't gay, but I really appreciate your testing the waters. My focus has shifted.

Josh: What, you're off the Greenlee-Kendall train?

Erica: And right onto the Greg Madden express. I want all the dirt there is on your father.

Greg: Ladies. We don't have an appointment scheduled.

Greenlee: Uh, I know. It's just --

Kendall: I took a home pregnancy test.

Greenlee: We think we're pregnant.

Greg: Well, I'm afraid you're going to have to find another physician for this. I can no longer work with you.

Kendall: You got me pregnant, and now you're dumping me?

Di: Do you know how lucky you are to be a part of this family? Hmm? I want you to always remember how blessed you are, that these people are looking out for you and caring for you. I know you'll make a difference in their lives, as -- as big of a difference as the -- as the one you've made in my life. Hmm? Oh, God, I don't want to lose you.

J.R.: Why would you lose him, Mom?

[Julia has a nightmare about killing Garret]

Anita: Oh –

[When Anita abruptly wakes her up, Julia shoves her hard against the bureau.]

Julia: Oh, my God, Anita, I'm so sorry! Are you ok?

Tad: The nightmare isn't over yet -- for you or me.

Mimi: The media's having a field day, huh?

Danielle: Can you blame them?

Mimi: The only person I blame is myself. And not because I got mixed up with a lowlife like Garret, but the way that I treated you in all of this. It kills me. You tried to warn me, you -- you told me that he'd been inappropriate, and I didn't believe you. What kind of mother does that, takes her fiancés side over her own daughter's?

Danielle: When you figure it out, you let me know.

Mimi: Dani -- baby, I am so sorry. Do you think you can ever forgive me?

Tad: Garret Williams is a walking bad dream. The world is a better place without him in it.

Anita: And now I have my big sister back.

Julia: Yeah.

Anita: Are you going to be ok?

Julia: Yeah.

Anita: All right. Bye, Tad.

Tad: See you. So, apart from the occasional nightmare, how you doing?

Julia: Oh, fine, as long as I'm awake. How about you?

Tad: Terrific, as long as I'm asleep. I was just wondering if, in all the time you spent with Dixie in New York, you had a chance to talk.

Julia: Well, we didn't exactly exchange recipes, but, yeah, we got to know each other pretty well.

Tad: You learn anything interesting?

Julia: How to hot-wire a sink. But that's not what you're asking.

Tad: No, not quite.

Julia: You know about her.

Tad: So do you. She isn't Dixie.

J.R.: You're afraid if you move back in with Tad again that I'm just going to flip out again and not let you see the baby.

Di: Well, would you do that?

J.R.: When Jamie took Little Adam and told me that he was dead, I hated that. It was close to the end of the world for me. But brothers compete, brothers fight, brothers let each other down, but not fathers. And Tad swore to me he was every bit of a father to me, and I loved him for that. But then he watched me grieve while he knew my son was alive. He never said a word, and for that I hate him more than I could ever have hated Jamie.

Di: But, darling, Tad so regrets keeping --

J.R.: No, too little too late. Do you know what it's like to have a parent tell you a lie? The one person you're supposed to trust no matter what, and he kills it just like that. I'm just glad that I can always trust you, Mom.

Di: I do love you, J.R., so much.

J.R.: What I'm trying to say to you -- and I'm not saying it very well -- if you want to marry the guy again, if that's what's going to make you happy, I won't take it personally. Now, I know I said this before, but I really mean it this time. So whatever you want, I'm cool with it.

J.R.: All right, so, you have any big plans?

Di: No.

J.R.: Tad and you going to ride off into the sunset times cuatro, hmm?

Di: Well, there's still a few clouds on the horizon. Tad's not very happy with me right now. J.R., I haven't been telling you the truth.

Josh: Whatever it's about, Erica, count me out. If I stay out of my dad's life, maybe he'll get the hint and stay out of mine.

Erica: What did Greg do to make you so angry this time?

Josh: Tried to run my life, what else? I mean, I know I carry the title of Dr. Madden's miracle child, but do all miracle kids have to deal with their fathers breathing down their neck 24/7?

Erica: And what was your horrendous mistake this month?

Josh: Your daughter. He saw me come on to Kendall at your request, and he lost it. I mean, yeah, so she's married, but we were just kidding around. He had a full-on heart attack.

Erica: Well, I bet that I can shed some light on why. It turns out that Kendall is your father's latest guinea pig. Greenlee can't carry Ryan's baby, and so the good doctor -- and I use both those terms very loosely -- had the bright idea to implant Greenlee and Ryan's embryo in --

Josh: Kendall?

Erica: Can you believe it?

Josh: She's a surrogate?

Erica: Yeah! I mean, he is just using my daughter as a broodmare. I never agreed to that.

Greg: Erica accused me of playing God with your lives, and she also -- she said I was a potential threat to women throughout the world.

Kendall: I knew she accepted the whole thing way too easily.

Greenlee: She faked us out.

Greg: She also said that I took advantage of your many psychological weaknesses and that I talked you both into this.

Kendall: She said what?

Greg: Yes. Your mother says that you are like a very vulnerable child and that you need to be protected and you ought to be led by the hand.

Kendall: Yeah, well, she's going to need protection from me. I'm an adult, I know how to run my life. My God, could she be a bigger pain?

Greenlee: No, but there is a bright side. I mean, Erica has no rights here. What we've done is completely legal, so let her try to make trouble. I mean, she can't touch us. We've got nothing to hide.

Mimi: If it's any consolation, I got suspended. Internal Affairs is investigating me. How could I have been so stupid?

Danielle: Mom, anybody that knows you knows how seriously you take your job.

Mimi: Forget the job! I turned my back on my only child. That is deplorable, that is unacceptable. And I want nothing more than to make it right between us again, Danielle.

Danielle: I don't know what you want me to say.

Mimi: You don't have to say a word, because everything that you were supposed to say you said on my wedding day. I just -- I couldn't hear it, because I didn't want it to be true.

Danielle: You think I did?

Mimi: I'm sorry. I am so sorry that for a second I bought the story that -- that Garret told me that you were trying to make a play for him.

Danielle: You're my mother. I would never make a play for your guy.

Mimi: Dani, I know, I know, and you were right about everything. Garret was a player, and he was sick, and he was demented, and the minute that you told me that you were uncomfortable, I should've thrown him out of both of our lives. But I guess that doesn't mean too much now.

Danielle: Not too much.

Mimi: Look, I know that it's going to take a long time to get over this. And I'm not asking you to pretend that this didn't happen. But I am hoping that someday you can look at me and not hate me. And I'm asking you if maybe you can give me another chance. Please?

Di: How many times has Tad given me the chance to come clean, you know, and here we are again. I didn't trust him enough to tell him.

J.R.: Tell him what?

Di: I -- I denied knowing Garret for weeks. I left the letter protecting my life with Stuart instead of him. But there were other things that I wasn't truthful about, as well, J.R.; but you have to know I kept those things back from -- from Tad and from you because I wanted to protect you.

J.R.: Exactly. I trust you. Tad is notorious for holding grudges. He'll get over it. He always does.

Di: No, not this time. He's never going to forgive me.

J.R.: Well, then I think he's a bigger hypocrite than I thought he was. Telling the truth? Two words -- "Little Adam."

Di: I don't -- I don't blame Tad. You know, I lied to him -- to you, to all of you -- about who I really am.

J.R.: I'm not Tad, and I don't care that you came back as the nanny. I don't need you to be perfect. I just need you to be my mom.

Tad: It's ok, Julia. Di and I have already discussed it, so you're not telling me something I didn't already know. The fact is she's no more Dixie than you are.

Julia: Well, technically, she is. She's Dixie’s half sister, so there's some shared DNA there.

Tad: So she told you the whole story?

Julia: Yeah. I'm not about to burst her bubble. Look, she's the reason that I'm here. She's the reason that I can be Julia again. Whoever she is, it's because of her that I've got my life back.

Tad: Yeah, she stepped up, I understand, but that doesn't make her Dixie.

Julia: Do you have any idea how much she stepped up? Garret was going to toy with me like a half-dead mouse until he got bored and killed me. And then Di showed up, and she played him and she showed me how to play him, and together we beat him. I understand why she stalled telling us who The Dragon was. She doesn't want to give up the sweetest dream that she ever had. But she was ready to lose that and everything else to save me. So if you've come here to trash Di Kirby, you've come to the wrong place. She can be whoever she wants to be as far as I'm concerned. I'm not narcing on her. But for you, it's a whole different story.

Tad: Yeah, it certainly is. It's not ok for me to pretend she's not Dixie, to ignore everything I've lost all over again. She played us for months. It was nothing but one big, fat lie.

Julia: Well, to me, love is love. It doesn't matter what name you go by.

Tad: I thought I was holding Dixie. My boys thought they had their mother back.

Julia: Ok, you're hurt, and you're angry. She's not your Dixie. I can understand why you'd want to cut ties. But have you told anybody else? Are you considering keeping her secret?

Tad: I can't. Not so long ago, I kept a big secret for what I thought was a good reason. To say it blew up in my face is an understatement. If I do the same thing all over again, I hold back the truth, everything that happens to my entire family from here on out is a lie, and I'll be accountable.

Julia: So what are you doing here, then? Go and expose her.

Greg: Well, no doubt about it. Kendall, you are definitely with child.

Kendall: What? It's real? It's legit? I'm -- I'm --

Greenlee: It's here growing inside of you.

Kendall: Your baby.

Greenlee: Oh, my God. Kendall, thank you!

Greg: I don't mean to interrupt the celebration, but now we have a major problem on our hands. Your mother was desperately hoping this pregnancy wouldn't take.

Greenlee: She's going to blow a gasket.

Kendall: Yeah, well, I'll pop more than her gasket if she says one word.

Greg: I have an international reputation. I have a long list of clients. Your mother has the entire media on her side.

Greenlee: He's right. Erica could ruin this man with one squish of her stilettos.

Greg: I was willing to work with you two girls before this became a family feud. Now the only way I can work with you is if somebody can find some way to stick a fork in Erica Kane.

Erica: Despite the fact that your father unethically played God with my gullible daughter's womb, my hands are legally tied. I have to find some other way, and that's where you come in, Josh. Josh, do you know of any trouble your father was ever in? I mean, was there ever a lawsuit against him? Maybe he was charged with malpractice, maybe something that actually was a danger to his medical license?

Josh: No, not that I know of.

Erica: Well, I refuse to believe that this is the first time that your father has crossed the line. What about insurance? Who is his insurance carrier? Because any kind of mark on his record -- that could certainly ruin him.

Josh: I'm sorry, Erica, I can't help you.

Erica: Can't or won't?

Danielle: You're saying all the right words, Mom -- you know, how you're sorry, how you should've believed me sooner. And I hear you, and I actually think you mean it. But I don't think you really get how deep you cut me.

Mimi: I do, I --

Danielle: No, no. You have no idea how hard it was for me to tell you what Garret was up to. I agonized over it for weeks, telling myself it was all in my head, and I was wrong, I had to be imagining it. And not because I wanted to believe the best about Garret, but because I couldn't stand the idea of breaking your heart. I saw how happy he made you. The last thing I wanted to do was tell my mom that the man she was building her whole world around was a disgusting pervert!

Mimi: I let you down, baby. I know I --

Danielle: You think? I was so convinced that you would dump Garret as soon as I said one word to you that I let him hit on me over and over and over again just to be 100% sure that I wasn't off base about him!

Mimi: He was so clever, Dani. You know how smart he was. He just had me convinced that -- that it was all you, and I just didn't have the evidence to back up what you were saying!

Danielle: Funny, my word was all Daddy needed. But I guess when you have a choice between raising a bratty teenager and sleeping with a slick, rich businessman, the guy will always win out.

Mimi: I wish I could tell you that was a load of BS, but I guess everything I did proves your point. If Garret was anything short of perfect, I didn't want to hear it. But, you know, for the first time in a long time, I was optimistic, because I felt loved and I didn't feel lonely, and Garret gave me things that no one else could give me.

Danielle: Not even your own kid? Must be why it was so easy to sacrifice me to him.

Mimi: I never looked at it that way. If I thought --

Danielle: But you didn't! You didn't think! You just shoved right on his side, and you turned your back on me. I was going through a lot this summer, Ma, with Reggie and work, my virginity. I needed you, and you bailed. It was as if you dumped all my stuff at Daddy's all over again. "I can't deal with this right now, Dani, go away!" Never mind I was right! It took two kidnapped women and Garret's dead body to convince you that your own daughter was telling you the truth!

Jamie: Now that you're back safe, I thought I'd maybe catch you off-guard, risk bringing by a birthday present I wasn't allowed to give Little Adam before.

Di: Well, that is so thoughtful, Jamie. I'm sure J.R. doesn't have a problem with that.

J.R.: You know what? Actually, you caught me at a good time.

Jamie: Stop the presses.

J.R.: But Little Adam’s taking a nap, so -- sort of a bummer, I'll have to open it.

[J.R. imitates buzzer]

J.R.: Strike two -- Little Adam’s all about soccer.

Di: Oh, honestly, you two could start a fight over a blade of grass. Just let Little Adam keep the football.

J.R.: All right, I'll tell you what. You see that vase over there?

Jamie: Mm-hmm.

J.R.: If I make it, the ball goes. If I miss it, I guess Little Adam’s the proud new owner of one ugly football.

Jamie: Go for it. You suck as a quarterback.

J.R.: One more toy he'll never play with. All right, now I have something for you to take back with you, a message for that loser you call "Dad." See, apparently he's been having a problem with my mother not being 100% upfront with him. Remind him that one certain stepfather was an accomplice to two baby thieves. And tell him that I think that he's a self-righteous jackass.

Di: Ok, J.R., thank you for trying to look after me, but it's not your problem, and it certainly isn't Jamie’s.

Jamie: J.R. doesn't care about your problem, Dixie. He's just jumping at the chance to throw Little Adam in my face.

J.R.: I'll bring your crime up every second of your pathetic life just because I can!

Di: Ok, boys, what happened to you? Just last night you were -- you were sharing the baby, sitting down, talking. You know what? Stay here for just a second.

J.R. And Jamie: Where are you going?

Di: I have a surprise.

Julia: Do you want to expose Di or not?

Tad: What do you mean, do I want to? I would be doing it right now if I didn't know what would happen to J.R. and Jamie. Any sliver of trust that J.R. has allowed to let grow since we kept his son away from him would just evaporate, and any steps they've taken towards one another as brothers, any olive branches would go up in flames. No, if I say something, Dixie’s dead all over again, and I'm the one that's killing her.

Julia: A year ago your family was falling apart, and then a miracle falls in your lap. Do you really want to destroy that?

Tad: You know, it's funny, Di asked me the same thing. If everybody's happy, why ruin something that's working so well? Well, you know what? I don't care what she's done for my boys or Little A or anybody else. It doesn't excuse what she's done. It doesn't make her presence here some kind of miracle.

Julia: I saw Di with Garret. He plucked her out of the crowd when she was 17, groomed her, controlled her. And even up to the moment he died, she had this eerie sort of respect for him, gratitude for taking her under his wing. God, can you imagine how desperate she must have been for a life to look at that monster with appreciation? And you know what's even weirder? I get it. I get wanting a life so bad that you'll give everything up for it.

Tad: And screw everybody you've lied to, everybody you supposedly love?

Julia: Ok, maybe Di went about getting her life --

Tad: Maybe? Maybe? She's a fake, Julia, a con artist.

Julia: Tad, I think even Dixie would rather have someone who brings you all together than breaks you apart. I can't imagine how much she's hurt you and how it must feel to know the truth and not say anything. But are you really doing this because it's best for your family, or just because you want to hurt Di back?

J.R.: I'm happy to have my mother back. She almost lost her life. Don't kill my buzz by hanging out here too long.

Jamie: You think I want to spend a second longer with you than I have to? The minute Dixie comes back, I'm gone.

Di: I baked them this morning! They've got every kind of nut you can think of. They've got walnuts and cashews and -- I'm just kidding. I'm just kidding. I challenge you to find one sliver of a nut in those.

J.R.: So you think a cheap trick like this is going to get us to go easy on each other? A couple chocolate chips? All right, you know what? Save some for us, ok? Mm-hmm, mm-hmm.

Kendall: No, wait! No, no, you can't leave now. I need you more than ever.

Greg: The important part of your journey is over. Any competent Ob-Gyn can take over from here.

Kendall: I don't want a competent Ob-Gyn, I want you!

Greenlee: You can't blame the guy for wanting out. I mean, you know how Erica gets when she's on a mission.

Kendall: Well, then I will talk to her, and I'll make sure that she backs off.

Greg: Well, somebody better. If she decides to annihilate my reputation, I don't want to think about the fallout. Others will suffer.

Greenlee: What the heck is that supposed to mean?

Kendall: It means that women everywhere will suffer. Come on, let's go fix my mother before she fixes us. Come on.

Erica: It's not as if this would be the first time you sided with me against your father. I mean, you refused to quit this job. You refused to testify against Greenlee for breaking into his office.

Josh: Erica, there is a big difference between me standing my ground and helping you ruin his career.

Erica: But you do value your job?

Josh: And you seem to value threatening my job over personal things that have nothing to do with your television show.

Erica: Look, I can find damaging information about your father other ways. The AMA, hospitals he's worked at. Jack can even pull court records.

Josh: You know what? If you want to dig up whatever it is on my father, go ahead. I'm not going to help you, Erica. You're doing to Kendall exactly what I hate my dad for doing to me -- trying to control her life.

Erica: I am not trying to control her life! Kendall needs me to step in. She doesn't even know she's made a mistake, and it's my obligation to stop your father from ruining other women's lives the way he's ruined Kendall’s.

Josh: You know what? Something tells me Kendall is going to be just fine. She doesn't strike me as the victim type. Oh, and for the record, I don't remember hearing anything but gratitude from my dad's patients over the years. He may be a pain as a father, but he's a damn good doctor, and that's nothing you can change. You're on your own, Erica.

Tad: You know what love is because you had it with Noah. So suppose one day a stranger shows up, convinces you in spite of everything that he's your husband, and you believe him. So you scrape all the scars off your heart and you try to pick up where you left off -- trusting, loving, planning a future together. And then you find out he's a fake. Any idea how you'd feel?

Julia: Crushed.

Tad: Thank you.

Julia: People do terrible things when they think they don't have any other choice.

Tad: No, she had choices. She always had choices. If she wanted to be a part of my family, all she had to do was introduce herself. I guarantee you we would've given her a shot.

Julia: The point is she didn't do it that way. She deceived you and you're mad as hell, and I totally understand that. But I'd hate to think that the fallout of going after the bad guy means more lives falling apart. Isn't there some good that can come of all of this? Isn't Di worth loving for who she really is?

Tad: I don't know who she is. What side of the truth does Di Kirby come down on?

Julia: Well, you're talking to a woman who hasn't been able to tell the truth for a decade. I had to call the man I love "Bill," so you'll understand if the truth is a little fuzzy for me.

Tad: Julia, you were willing to fight for the truth, willing to die for it, sacrifice everything. You earned the right to step back in your life. You gave Noah back his name, even in death. Don't you think Dixie deserves the same respect?

Mimi: I can't take back the things I said or the pain that I caused. And obviously I can't convince you how sorry I am or how much I regret every single mistake I've ever made. But I can tell you that I will never, ever make the mistake of not believing you again.

Danielle: Don't make promises you can't keep, Mom.

Mimi: Oh, I am dead serious, Dani. I am not going to mess up with you again. I talked to your father.

Danielle: And you're still standing?

Mimi: Oh, he let me have it, and I deserved it. And when he got through letting me have it, we met on common ground, and we both agreed that you should stay here in Pine Valley.

Danielle: Did you honestly think that I was going to move back to New York with you?

Mimi: For a minute I hoped, but I know that it's unrealistic. And I know that I have a lot of work to do on myself before I can even consider myself worthy to call myself your mother again.

Danielle: Well, I'm almost an adult. You don't have to worry about me anymore.

Mimi: I will always worry about you, Dani. That's what mothers do. So do friends, and I hope that someday I can be your friend.

Danielle: Well, thanks for the apology, but I can't make any guarantees about us.

Mimi: I understand. But I do hope you'll keep in touch, let me know how you're doing, what you're up to. I'd love to know. But that'll be up to you. Good-bye, sweetheart.

Danielle: Mom, wait. I love you.

Mimi: I love you, too. And with everything inside me, I promise you that I will make it up to you someday.

Erica: Tad, I'd appreciate getting back to me as soon as possible. There's a certain physician I'd like to have investigated. I'll have to get back to you. Well, hi. How nice to see you two.

Kendall: Hello, Mother.

Greenlee: Hi, "Mom."

Erica: Greenlee, I want you to know that your father is making all the arrangements for Ryan's memorial service, and I know that you made the decision to go ahead with it -- kind of spur-of-the-moment, so it has to be informal, but I think the park setting is going to be perfect.

Greenlee: Actually, that's why we're here -- to tell you why I'm able to move forward, finally say good-bye to Ryan.

Kendall: I am officially pregnant with Greenlee and Ryan's baby. We took a blood test at the doctor's office. Baby onboard.

Erica: Oh, my goodness. Wow, that is -- that is wonderful news, isn't it?

Kendall: You are such a hypocrite. I have absolutely had it with you!

Hazel: I warned you. Of all the people to be investigating you, it had to be her?

Greg: It is a bit ironic, isn't it?

Hazel: Oh, no, it's way past ironic. What happens if she finds out?

Greg: Do you think I have not considered that?

Hazel: I knew nothing good could come of this. I told you to stay away from the daughter.

Kendall: You want to be mad at someone, be mad at me. It was my fault. Dr. Madden was just doing his job.

Greenlee: What happened to the infamous oath you and my father took to stay out of your children's lives? What would Jack have to say about this?

Erica: You know, you two are both so afraid to know what Jack would say about this that you swore me to secrecy. I'm holding out on my own husband for you.

Kendall: Ok, either back off my doctor, or I will not come near you for the next nine months.

Greenlee: And you won't come near Ryan's baby for an eternity after that.

Kendall: And not only will you never see that baby, but you're going to lose your daughter for good.

Di: Divide and conquer.

Di: All right, you boys stay here for just a minute. Tad and I have some things to hash out.

Tad: I've decided I'm not going to tell the family that you aren't Dixie.

Di: Oh -- oh, thank you.

Tad: You are.

>> On the next "All My Children" --

Jamie (to J.R.): You still have a thing for Babe.

Di (to Tad): I can't watch their hearts break.

Tad (to Di): Then close your eyes, but you're going to do this.

Kendall (to Erica): If you reject my choice, then you reject me. Either get onboard or get out of my life.

[Lily opens the door of her apartment and sees Ryan standing there.]

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